About Padua Franciscan:

Padua Franciscan is the largest private, co-educational secondary school in the Cleveland area, and one of the few within the state of Ohio to be officially chartered as college-preparatory. In 2004 and 2006, Padua was named one of the nation’s top 50 Catholic secondary schools. In 2007 and 2009, an independent study of Ohio Graduation Test results placed Padua Franciscan High School in the top 6 percent of secondary schools in the State.

Founded in 1961, Padua bases its educational philosophy on the life and spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi. As a school in the Franciscan tradition, its mission is to develop the unique talents of each student, while giving them the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Padua offers 30 Honors & Advanced Placement courses as well as programs for students with learning disabilities. With an award-winning fine arts program, 130 course offerings, 30 extracurricular organizations, a four-year service program, and 21 interscholastic sports, Padua offers students the chance to explore their passions, seize leadership opportunities, and develop into well-rounded adults. Padua’s success is evidenced by the fact that 99% of its students attend college, with nearly every senior receiving at least one college academic scholarship.


In 2009, Padua introduced its unique MedTrack curriculum for highly motivated students with a strong interest in one of the myriad of careers in healthcare. Combining a rigorous academic curriculum and many hours of direct contact experiences with a range of healthcare professionals, the program is designed to prepare students in the Franciscan healing tradition for a lifetime of service in careers related to science and medicine. For more information go to PaduaFranciscan.com/MedTrack

Open House

Bring the family on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the building, talk to teachers and coaches, and meet our students.

Spend a Day At Padua

Discover Padua for yourself! Students in 8th grade can spend the day at Padua with a current student as host. For more information go to PaduaFranciscan.com/admissions

Padua Fast Facts:

Padua Franciscan is celebrating 50 years as an independent, co-educational secondary school founded by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Sacred Heart.

⇒ In 2004 and 2006, Padua was named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the U.S.

⇒ Padua is one the few high schools within the State of Ohio to be specifically chartered as “college preparatory.” An average 99% of Padua graduates pursue a college degree.

⇒ The Class of 2011 received nearly $17 million in scholarship offers from colleges; most seniors received at least one offer.

⇒ Padua’s statement We’ll get you there!® reflects our commitment to providing students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills they need for today, for college and career, and for a lifetime of learning.

⇒ Padua offers 21 interscholastic sports (member of the North Coast League), plus 30 student organizations and extracurricular activities.

⇒MedTrack is Padua’s unique four-year advanced science track for students with interest in a career in the medical profession.

6740 State Rd
Parma, OH 44134
(440) 845-2444

Principal: David Stec